Occupational Therapist Primary Function:

The Occupational Therapist evaluates and provides family oriented services to the home health patient with neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and cardio-pulmonary impairments; fine motor, sensory motor, and developmental delays; as well as traumatic injuries and swallowing disorders. This includes patient and caregiver education; discharge planning; and consultation to other professionals, clinics or agencies.

Company Expectations of the Employee:

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management techniques.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management techniques.
  • Prioritize workload so as to meet productivity standards and applicable deadlines.
  • Communicate with Company owners on a regular basis about project status and issues.
  • Communicate with subordinates on a regular basis about project status and issues.
  • Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and demeanor.
  • Report to work on time and prepared to perform duties of position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing initial and ongoing assessment to determine level of functioning.
  • A Occupational therapist gathers background data, reviews referrals, selects and modifies evaluation tools, and evaluates patients determining the level of patient’s physical and psychosocial functioning.
  • Developing and revising the plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care-team members.
  •  Responsible for planning, evaluation, and treatment implementation of assigned caseload.
  • Preparing clinical progress notes.
  • Supervising therapy assistants and home health aides as appropriate.
  • Evaluating outcomes.
  • Planning Discharge.
  • Educate patients and/or families about proper safe use and recommend methods for installation of adaptive equipment.
  • Responsibilities may also include the training of students from university or community colleges assigned.


Education: Currently licensed by the Tennessee Board of Occupational and Physical Therapy Examiners.

Experience: Minimum of one year in an acute care setting. Two years experience in Home Health preferred.


  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  • Able to establish and maintain confidence of owners and employees.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  • Able to use standard office equipment and software proficiently.

Language Skills:

  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations.
  • Able to write reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  • Able to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from employees and regulatory agencies.
  • Able to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying educational levels.
  • Able to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.